Went to the acupuncturist yesterday for a bunch of stuff: rotator cuff, sinus headache, etc. I think this was the first time I ever had needles in my knees, and about an hour later, my left leg began to hurt -as if all the muscles and ligaments in my leg were pulling really tight, and pins and needles in my foot. It got so bad, I was actually limping.
Since I just did not want to go to the emergency room AGAIN, I went to sleep, hoping I would wake up and whatever it was would resolve itself. It did not. I called my doctor, she said the needles probably irritated a nerve, “but just to be on the safe side, I want you to go to the ER and get an ultrasound of your leg.”
I have since read a lot of stuff about nerve pain after acupuncture (quite a surprise to me, since I’ve never even heard of it before) and found that yes, it does happen.
But I guess I have to go to the ER anyway. This is not how I planned to spend my Saturday. Happy fucking Mercury retrograde!